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Tral residents rue lack of basic facilities

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Pulwama: The inhabitants of Branward Bhatnoora village in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday complained about lack of basic amenities in their area.

The residents alleged that the successive governments neglected their village noting that their village seems to have disappeared from the developmental map.

“There are no roads, no water supply and other facilities in the village and it seems we are being treated as aliens,” a local resident said.

The residents said the government established new roads and carried out repairs of other roads in every nook and corner of the valley under the PMGSY scheme. “But this area has been neglected and is yet to get road connectivity,” said Basharat Ahmad a local resident

He said that they have been left to fend for themselves as no department pays heed to their area. “We continue to live in the dark age,” he said.

The residents said that the water supply scheme was started in their area a few years ago which was later abandoned mid-way.

“Given the non-availability of potable water we are forced to drink contaminated water,” the locals said.

The residents said they made visits to the offices of concerned authorities only to return disappointed.

“They give us verbal assurances which later prove a hoax on ground,” the locals said.

The residents urged the concerned authorities to look into the matter at an earliest so that they can have a sigh of relief.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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